MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera has declined to comment on the murder of his party’s leader.
Chief of Apey Janabala Party Saman Perera was among the five persons gunned down in Beliatta yesterday morning (22).
Rathana Thera has been elected to parliament on the party’s national list.
Meanwhile, the Colombo chief magistrate’s court issued notice yesterday on Perera to appear before the court on 04 June.
That is related to a case in connection with death threats alleged to have been received by Rathana Thera over the phone.
The court had not been informed about Perera’s murder.